Lamb Producers Recognized as Good Farm Neighbors

11-11-2009 in Good Farm Neighbor

Being a good farm neighbor goes far beyond the farm gate for Dr. Steven and Julie Karber.  The November Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award recipients take their efforts into the Greene County community as 4-H supporters, lamb promoters, volunteers and of course into their full-time professions as a physician and forth grade teacher respectively.

“The Karbers go above and beyond to support the local 4-H and the kids who are involved in the sheep project,” said Brian Sandage, a local hog and sheep farmer.  “They buy most if not all the lamb that is sold through the county fair.”

As leaders in the Greene County Lamb Producers, they work hard to promote lamb.  Whether it’s grilling for RAGBRAI or the more than 125 people who attend the Lamb Producers annual banquet or networking with restaurants to include lamb on the menu, the Karbers do it all.  Their lamb is currently featured in three Ames restaurants, including Dublin Bay and The Café.

The Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award is presented to deserving livestock farmers ten times a year during WHO’s The Big Show by Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey.  The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers is the sole sponsor of the award.  To nominate your neighbor email

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